Ariane Medical Employ Perle WiFi Device Servers to Make their...

Ariane Medical Employ Perle WiFi Device Servers to Make their Papillon+ Cancer Treatment System Wireless and Portable

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, February 02, 2021

The Papillon systems produce low-energy, high-dose, targeted x-rays using a proprietary X-ray tube technology.

FREMONT, CA: Ariane Medical Systems has been supplying ground-breaking cancer radiation therapy for more than ten years. Mark Davies, Sales Manager at Ariane Medical Systems, reveals, "The sort of non-surgical radiotherapy that we specialize in is ideal for rectal/bowl, superficial skin and breast cancer. The Papillon systems produce low-energy, high-dose, targeted x-rays using a proprietary X-ray tube technology. Unlike conventional radiotherapy, little to no capital investment is needed for protective radiation shielding in hospital suites due to low-energy use."

The Ariane R&D Team needed their next-generation Papillon+ treatment device to be more available using WiFi to make it portable. The blueprint was for a wireless device that could be transferred from one location to another. This instance will encourage procedures to be done in the Brachytherapy Suites, the Treatment Rooms, and the Operating Theaters. This versatility will allow smaller trusts, hospitals, and communities to pool their financial capital and share Papillon+, potentially rendering cancer care accessible in more areas.

The Papillon+ scheme consists of the following:

1. The critical unit that provides radiation to the treatment area,

2. PC workstation run by medical professionals stationed outside the treatment area,

3. The treatment room door warning sensor.

All the equipment is placed within 20 ft of each other and requires reliable, real-time data transfer. Mark Davies explains, "In the design process, we needed a way for the equipment to communicate seamlessly without hard-wired connections. However, all the equipment inside the main treatment unit had serial RS232 communication ports that did not support 802.11 WiFi. After tinkering with a bespoke solution, ourselves, we found Perle IOLAN Wireless Device Servers. They provided the safe and secure way to transmit the serial RS232 data over WiFi, between the workstation, door sensor, and treatment unit."

This wireless operation allows consistency of position and eliminates the need for dangerous wires in the treatment area. Perle is proud to be part of the Papillon+ turn-key approach that transforms patient safety and raises survival rates.

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